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Introverts in the Workplace

Traditional hiring practices often favor extroverted candidates who may be more adept at interviewing than their more-introverted counterparts. This bias can lead employers to overlook talented candidates who have the skills and experience to do the job but may lack interviewing finesse.
How to Create an Introvert-Friendly Hiring Process
SHRM | Oct 2022

January 2 is World Introvert Day
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Tips for Employers

Society often assumes that the only way to be passionate is to act extroverted, but that is simply not true. In their new research, the authors found that regardless of their actual level of passion, extroverted employees are perceived as more passionate than introverts. Moreover, this can drive substantial inequities in the workplace, as studies have shown that employees who are perceived as more passionate are rewarded by their managers, seen as higher-status and higher-potential, and are more likely to receive financial resources and other forms of support.
Stop Assuming Introverts Aren't Passionate About Work
Harvard Business Review (limited free articles without a subscription) | Dec 2023

Leading introverts can be incredibly challenging for those of us who are extroverts. You may not feel especially connected to someone who is the complete opposite of you. Or, it may not feel like the introverts on your team are working as hard as their extroverted colleagues. Don't be so quick to jump to conclusions.
How to Lead Introverts in an Extroverted World
Forbes | Aug 2023

With the right management and encouragement, introverted employees can thrive in any workplace as a leader or as an individual contributor.
10 Things You Should Know About Managing Introvert Employees
US Chamber of Commerce | Feb 2023

Tips for Introverts

Some of the most visible business leaders out there, like Steve Wozniack of Apple and Bill Gates of Microsoft, are introverts. History also has its own share of introverts who were leaders in their own right, like Abraham Lincoln, Rosa Parks… and even Oprah!
How to Thrive as an Introvert in an Extroverted Workplace
Introvert, Dear | Jun 2023

Make a conscious effort to socialize. Introverts tend to be more reserved, so it's important to make a conscious effort to socialize with colleagues. Make small talk in the break room, attend company events and participate in group projects.
15 Effective Workplace Communication Tips For Introverts
Forbes | Mar 2023

Focus on what you enjoy doing to build momentum throughout the day. Introverts tend to enjoy spending time thinking and reflecting on ideas. Whatever you enjoy most about your job, try to do that at the beginning of the day.
Introverts in the Workplace: Strategies to Succeed
Insight Global | Apr 2023

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